Carole King’s “So Far Away” couldn’t be further from Katy Perry’s “Never Really Over,” but each song so P-E-R-F-E-C-T-L-Y  expresses the lingering, conflicting emotions post romantic “break up.”

King’s style fits her time: abstract, lilting, lyrical, contemplative and tender and appealed to Boomers.

Perry fits her time: up-tempo, quick and quipy, brisk, a delivery that resonates with today’s audience.

Two years, and just like that
My head still takes me back
Thought it was done
But I guess it’s never really over

Just because it’s over doesn’t mean it’s really over
And if I think it over, maybe you’ll be comin’ over again
And I’ll have to get over you all over again

“Never Really Over,”  Perry’s first new single in two years,  is charting top 15 on the Pop, Top 40 and Adult Top 40 music charts.

It  has the “pop” sound that radio programmers and fans have been hoping to hear–expect it to be one of this summer’s biggest hits.